Google said it got rid of its carbon footprint by investing in “high quality emission offset technologies.” In 2007, Google became neutral to the atmosphere and stopped emitting harmful gases, but now, they say, they have compensated for all the carbon dioxide emissions they ever produced.
It also set a goal to have all of its data centers and offices running on carbon-free energy by 2030, said CEO Sundar Pichai.
“In the future, we will be planning things like combining wind and solar energy. We do not exclude that we will also use a lot of batteries for this, ”he said.
Pichai noted that Google was the first major company to commit to running on carbon-free energy seven days a week across all data centers and university campuses around the world. The next goal is to use only carbon-free energy sources by 2030.
In January, Microsoft announced plans to be carbon negative by 2030. Apple noted in July that the entire business and manufacturing supply chain will also be planet-friendly by 2030. Amazon also wants to be carbon neutral by 2040.